Broad confident Strauss will make right decision

Stuart Broad has offered his support for teammate Joe Root to take over from Alastair Cook as the next captain of England.

The BBC has reported that both all-rounder Stokes, bowler Stuart Broad and batsman Joe Root have been interviewed for the captaincy, having met director of cricket Andrew Strauss and his team yesterday.

"But for me, it feels time for the next generation to be given that responsibility".

Earlier this week, Strauss confirmed that a likely announcement on Alastair Cook's successor will be made before the end of next week and Yorkshire's 26 year-old Root is nearly certain to be named as captain with Ben Stokes thought close to being named as his deputy.

"I've played for England a long time now - over 10 years - and so as a senior player, I think its important when you make big decisions about the team moving forward, you are consulted".

The decision as to who the new captain is, will be made by Strauss, coach Trevor Bayliss and National Selector James Whitaker, but all are thought to be in favour of Root taking the job ahead of a tough year of Test cricket which includes an away Ashes series.

It is expected that formal interviews will take place next week.

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Broad, who made his Test debut in 2007, was at Buckingham Palace earlier this week to collect his MBE for services to cricket.

England's next Test comes in the first week of July against South Africa, with one-day and Twenty20 global business dominating before then.

"The great thing with the next Test match being in July against South Africa, there's no real rush into the decision".

  • Julie Sanders